Written by Jessy Herman
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, an estimated 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. In addition, 1.4 million of our veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to a variety of factors such as poverty, overcrowding housing, and a lack of support networks.
To hear those who have sacrificed so much fighting for our country’s freedom are struggling with these hardships, it begs the question how can we help? It is our belief the brave service men and women who have selflessly served us should never be without basic needs including shelter, food, and most importantly a support system.
As the Movers Who Care®, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® developed the Movers for Military program in an effort to aid veterans in need across the country. Across the country, locations team up with local businesses and schools to collect essential care items and deliver them to veterans living in shelters during Veterans Day.
Our system is very fortunate to have several franchisees with a military background. These men and women are proven leaders who align with our core values and bring an unmatched work ethic.
One of these Franchisees being Joey Hale who was awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association in 2015, a top honor among franchisees throughout the country.
“Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, I served as an intelligence officer for the United States Air Force,” said Hale. “I enlisted while in college. My dad flew in the Air Force, and I had tunnel vision to follow in his footsteps.”
We are proud to have received several recognitions celebrating our commitment to actively recruiting and supporting veterans. This year we have been ranked 10th on the Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets Franchise Opportunities, jumping 10 spots on the list from our 2016 ranking.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has also earned a place on the Franchise Business Review Top Franchises for Veterans list in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Despite the many efforts to assist veterans across the country, we know there is still a great deal of work to be done to provide hope for our country’s heroes. In an effort to raise awareness of veterans in need and honor active military and veterans this Veterans Day we are changing our website colors to reflect the colors of the land of the free and home of the brave.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us move your career forward. We are proud to be part of the VetFran network! If you are interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® visit, franchise.twomenandatruck.com.